I am trying to find the name of a fantasy film from the late 70s or early 80s. There was a hero, and there was an elf, and a villain who had a metal helmet with a patch over it that covered one eye. At the end of the film the helmet comes off to reveal the eye is burnt or scarred or missing (cant remember exactly which). I think that also at the end of the film it is revealed that the hero and the villain are related (brothers I think). I cannot remember any other details. Does anyone know the name of this film?

  • @Otis thanks for finding all these dupes! Dec 20, 2019 at 4:35

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That's Hawk the Slayer:

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The villain in question is played by Jack Palance. It has, ahem, not aged well.

  • Yes! That is the film!! Thanks it has been bugging me all day long!
    – scifigeek
    Aug 7, 2012 at 20:56
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    Not aged well? NOT AGED WELL?!? Hawk's a classic, I tell you! King among the low-budget 80's fantasy movies!
    – Omegacron
    Jun 1, 2015 at 14:42
  • BEASTMASTER FTW Jun 1, 2015 at 14:46
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    @Omegacron But have you ever punched a bloke in the face for saying Hawk the Slayer is rubbish?
    – eshier
    Jun 6, 2018 at 20:10
  • @eshier - lol, no, I haven't had that opportunity yet. But I have definitely had those sorts of arguments with my friends. For instance, my best mate actually likes what Disney is doing with the Star Wars franchise...
    – Omegacron
    Jun 7, 2018 at 13:36

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